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Chairman's Perspective November 2021

November 19, 2021 11:22 AM | Anonymous

Chairman's Perspective

Henry Dumas
Moore Norman Technology Center
Workforce & Economic Development Coordinator and OVF Chairman

Have you noticed how many films are being made in Oklahoma these days? The state has increased its new film incentive to a $30 million rolling annual cap.

Our main speaker is Matt Payne, CEO of Prairie Surf Media. Based in the old “Cox Convention Center” building, it has been transformed into the largest sound stage in the Midwest with a 1.3 million square foot facility, 5 stages and ceiling heights from 25 to 65 feet high!

Prairie Surf Media (PSM) is an Oklahoma City-based global production company focused on multi-platform content creation. Through its innovative and transformative leadership team, the company is poised to kick start the growth of streaming, television, and motion picture production in Oklahoma. With decades of combined experience in the entertainment industry, PSM is the undisputed category leader in the state. PSM is co-founded by Oklahoma natives, Rachel Cannon and Matt Payne.

Oklahoma native Matt Payne, co-founder and co-CEO of Prairie Surf Media, a locally based production studio focused on multi-platform content creation, is a filmmaker to his core, with an impressive list of credits and achievements across a multitude of creative businesses.

During a 15-year stint in Los Angeles, where he worked in both television and film, Emmy award-winning Payne racked up credits as a writer, a documentary filmmaker, an award-winning travel photographer and writer, public speaker, and adventurer.

Please look through your personal contacts and invite a prospective new founder, funder, or associated service provider to attend our December 8th power lunch as your guest. If you are unsure how to make this happen easily, please reach out to our Executive Director Che’ Loessberg and she will help to get your guest registered easily!

Kind Regards,


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